My experience is actually unique in that this is my 2nd study abroad to EHU, the first being a 3-month undergraduate study abroad and now completing my masters. The experience has obviously been really good, which I think comes in large part from the students, the staff, and this part of England.
One of the best things about EHU is the staff. The international office is very well run, the international staff is kind and respectful, and it altogether makes for a greatly facilitated multicultural experience. The academic staff as well are very high-calibre, but down to earth at the same time and so supportive of students. It’s a very well-run and welcoming university from the efforts of the staff.
My experience is actually unique in that this is my 2nd study abroad to EHU, the first being a 3-month undergraduate study abroad and now completing my masters. The experience has obviously been really good, which I think comes in large part from the students, the staff, and this part of England. This region of north England reminds me a lot of the Midwest in the United States, in that people are polite, and despite being very productive, typically have a more laid back disposition. This has made for an experience where I feel at home, and as well have a very supportive, conducive relationship with my professors, but that’s relaxed at the same time: leading to fantastic results in my coursework, research ventures, and dissertation work.
My main reason to come to Edge Hill was to have a very productive master’s degree where I achieved as much as I could as well as an amazing experience in the international program. Thanks to some amazing professors in the psychology department, as well as hard work and wonderful events put on by the international team, I’ve so far been able to work towards this experience and make that goal a reality.
My advice for prospective students would be to bring something from home like a family heirloom or decoration that can bring a sense of home physically into your space that you’ll be staying in. That’s something I did during this study abroad and it actually put my mind at ease quite a bit in my experience. My advice would also be to make as much use as you possibly can of the international student events. They’re fun, immersive, and you make friends from around the world who can teach you limitlessly new things, as well as remain friends for life. During this 2nd study abroad, I was able to travel and meet friends from my 1st in Greece and Spain!